Business and Finance


Published on January 25, 2015 - Page 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has...
Published on January 25, 2015 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of General Motors at $26 over two years ago, even though you said it was a dumb investment. Auto sales have been...
Published on January 25, 2015 - Page 25
Dear Mr. Berko: What are your thoughts on buying stock in some of the big “money center banks”? I wanted to buy 1,000 shares of Bank of America when...
Published on January 24, 2015 - Page 4
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon for gasoline. Just three months ago, experts were...
Published on January 24, 2015 - Page 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers’ personal...
Published on January 23, 2015 - Page 7
DETROIT (AP) — In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create “boutique” stores that...
Published on January 23, 2015 - Page 7
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety...
Published on January 23, 2015 - Page 12
PHILADELPHIA — Customers at Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: “Tipping is...
Published on January 22, 2015 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) —American Express is planning to cut more than 4,000 jobs across the company this year, a company spokeswoman told the Associated Press...
Published on January 21, 2015 - Page 11
HONG KONG (AP) — The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China’s decelerating growth. The Chinese...
Published on January 19, 2015 - Page 5
NEW YORK (AP) — In more than a decade slinging drinks, bartender Autumn Alston has depended on tips to earn a living, leading to an often-...
Published on January 19, 2015 - Page 5
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to...
Published on January 18, 2015 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: Could you explain the economics of John Maynard Keynes in simple English and how the Federal Reserve is using his ideas to strengthen...
Published on January 18, 2015 - Page 23
Dear Mr. Berko: I am 69 and expect to retire this summer with a good pension and a sizable rollover from my company 401(k) to an individual...
Published on January 18, 2015 - Page 25
ROBINSON, Ill. (AP) — A southeastern Illinois community college plans to offer a petroleum drilling technology degree program this fall that is aimed...
Published on January 18, 2015 - Page 25
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — When John Deere put 462 workers on indefinite layoff, it sent a signal to some of the company’s suppliers they, too, might have...
Published on January 17, 2015 - Page 21
WASHINGTON (AP) —U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and...
Published on January 16, 2015 - Page 17
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 22
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Both Chad Kassem and the vinyl records he sells are making an unexpected comeback from near oblivion. Kassem, who is Cajun,...
Published on January 15, 2015 - Page 22
NEW YORK (AP) — The world burns enough oil-derived fuels to drain an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times every minute. Global consumption has...

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